Scenic Spot

Slender West Lake, Yangzhou

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Slender West Lake, Yangzhou

扬州市瘦西湖风景区 (yáng zhōu shì shòu xī hú fēng jǐng qū)

Wuting Qiao (Five-Pavilion Bridge) is a landmark in Slender West Lake and a symbol of Yangzhou city. [Photo/]

Located in the north of Yangzhou city, Slender West Lake scenic area spans about 100 hectares. It was named a national key scenic spot in 1988 and a national 5A-level tourist zone in 2010. It was the first 5A-level tourist zone in Yangzhou.

Slender West Lake is dotted with Suzhou-style gardens and amazes visitors with its graceful natural beauty and architecture. The layout was formed during the reigns of emperors Kangxi and Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

It is also known nationwide for its narrow and meandering waterways that connect gardens, bridges and the area's numerous picturesque spots.

Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA

Ideal Sightseeing Season: Spring

Opening Hours: 7:45 am-5:30 pm; 6:30 am-10 pm (night tour)


          100 yuan ($14.40) during peak seasons: March to May, October to November

           60 yuan during off seasons: February, June to August

           30 yuan in winter: December and January

Address: No 28 Dahongqiao Road, Yangzhou

Website: (Chinese)


Transportation: Buses No 4, 5, 6 and 17; sightseeing buses

Diaoyu (Fishing) Pavilion is the only place where visitors have to retrace their steps when touring Slender West Lake. [Photo/]

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